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Thread started 19 Aug 2007 (Sunday) 19:54
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POLL: "Are you a camera doubler or a lens switcher???"
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One camera and too many lenses.
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two cameras??? try four cameras!!
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Are you a camera doubler or a lens switcher?? yes, its a poll.

 
jylitalo
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Aug 20, 2007 13:14 |  #31

I only have 20D at the moment. However things will change when 40D really comes available. Since I like primes, I will try to make two camera setup to work.


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Aug 20, 2007 13:58 as a reply to  @ jylitalo's post |  #32

You left out a choice for those of us that do both, depending on the circumstances. If I'm out covering an air show for the publication I string for, I'll use two cameras. If I go to the zoo to shoot for my own enjoyment, then I take one camera and change lenses when needed.


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Aug 20, 2007 14:29 |  #33
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I don't have enough expendable cash now, so I have to stick with my 350D. But I plan on adding another body next year probably.


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Aug 20, 2007 14:38 |  #34

Usually 24-105 f/4L on the 5D and the 70-200 f/2.8L IS on the 1DMKIIN, but it can vary.

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Tandem
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Aug 20, 2007 16:12 |  #35

Both; it depends. When I'm out with my wife, she will take the 5D and I'll get the 1D. We'll use zooms, primes or a combination of both. If I'm doing all the shooting and I have time to set up the shots, I like to use some nice primes on the 5D.

For field sports I like to use the 400 on the 5D and the 70-200 f/2.8 IS on the 1D. For basketball I've gone back to using the 1D alone with the 85 f/1.8. I was missing too many shots when I tried to use two cameras for basketball.

My ideal would be to have two sports bodies and two full-frame bodies but one of each is a good compromise for now.


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blam
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Aug 20, 2007 16:15 |  #36

1 camera

saving up for that 2nd body ;)

had the pleasure of shooting with 2 bodies the other weekend and it's too good.




  
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Jun 16, 2008 23:48 as a reply to  @ Tandem's post |  #37

why is there no option for 2 cameras and several lenses?




  
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chappie
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Jun 17, 2008 02:04 |  #38

24-105 on 5D
70-200 on 40D

then there is always the 17-40 on the 5d or the 100-400 on th40D

So you could say a 2 camera lens swapper


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ironchef31
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Jun 17, 2008 02:11 |  #39

I'm working to be a 2 camera guy. Less dust problems.


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artyboy
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Jun 17, 2008 02:32 as a reply to  @ post 3758631 |  #40

lens switcher. i'll be pushing my luck to get a 2nd camera body after the hefty investment on a 1D series! as its just a hobby, and i take pictures free-&-easy, there's no need for the convenience of having 2 bodies with different lens attached. what i would be interested to know is if anyone of us would rather have 1 pro body or 2 mid-range ones, or vice versa... guess i could save that for a separate thread... ah nevermind.


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Jun 17, 2008 07:36 |  #41

I'm both!


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djeuch
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Jun 17, 2008 07:40 |  #42

Both, but just recently went to 2 cameras, although one is full-frame and the other crop... so I still swap lenses even between the two bodies!


Canon 40D w/BG-E2N Battery Grip | Canon 5D w/BG-E4 Battery Grip | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM | EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM | EF 85mm f/1.8 w/ET-65III | EF 50mm f/1.4 w/ES-71II | Canon 1.4x TC | Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW | B+W 77mm MRC (010) filter x2 | Speedlite 580EX II

  
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oaktree
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Jun 17, 2008 09:14 |  #43

One camera, too many lenses. But come next Spring: Two cameras and 3 less lenses! :)


Too much stuff, not enough shooting time.

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Marnault
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Jun 17, 2008 10:05 |  #44

I have two canon bodies, 5 lens's & a medium format TLR, but what I take/use really depends on what I have planned for the day.

I shoot for a local community soccer league, U4 to U10's and pretty much always use 2 bodies with one lens each, leaving the rest of my gear in the car. For the little guys I use a 17-55 and a 70-200, and for the U10's I use a 70-200 and 400mm.

But if I'm going for a general photo stroll then I usually bring just one body and two lenses, usually the 17-55 & 70-200, sometimes also bring the 10-20. I also bring the film camera once in a while, but its main use it for street photography, and when I'm doing street I usually only bring the TLR.


The advantage of having a few lenses and bodies is depending on what your doing you can bring the "ideal" gear, to balance between having the range you need, the ability to be quickly ready to shoot at a given focal length, and weight. Some situations you need to have two bodies so you can nearly instantly ready for any given situation, such as sports. Others you have the time to plan your shot and change lenses as needed, such as a general photo stroll.


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SBCmetroguy
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Jun 17, 2008 10:20 |  #45

I can't stand shuffling between lenses, so I try to have both cameras with me with the two lenses I will most use for the event. If I had 4 cameras, you can bet I'd have them all with me and each would have a different lens on it.




  
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